So why take in the moments that matter? People often ask that question and it is a really good question. Shoot, I ask that question. Why not “go for the gusto”, “take the bull by the horns”, “shoot for the moon”, “get on the fast track”, “climb a little higher”, “go a little faster”, … Continue reading A Prequel
Dear Person, You who came into the world with one set of parents and ended up with another set of parents; will always be part of two sets of parents. You may have even more than two sets of parents.You will need to remind others of that fact often. I have had three. Two sets … Continue reading Dear Person Who Is Adopted
Today I found my words again. Today was a breakthrough. Today that familiar feeling came rumbling on in like distant thunder promising rain to thirsty soil. I almost ran from that urge to write. I knew what would come when my written words came pouring back out. There would be pain mixed in with a … Continue reading Tess and I
A cancelled walk this morning due to on-going rain led me once again to my mess of a back yard. It’s bad. Really bad. The first thing you notice when you walk or look back there is the gigantic hole in the middle of the yard. It is a hole with metal sides approximately 32 … Continue reading Weedin’
Initiate a friendly Hi, Hey, Hello, or How are you? If you know their name, use that too. So then it sounds something like this: “Hey! How are you?” or “Hi Michael!” or “Hello Jenny!” or a million other combinations. OK, maybe not a million, but there are still many, many options. Smiling during … Continue reading A Thought or Two About Building Community-#2
Before we utter a sentence with, “you should, you need to, or can’t you”; we change the sentence to a question that begins with, “could you or would you mind?” Continue reading A thought…..or two about building community.
My parents introduced me to Christ, or maybe it is more accurate for me to say, they helped me find Him in churches, in work, in friendships, in family. I am and will always be forever grateful for the introduction. My dad grew up in a small town in Northern Michigan where everybody knew everybody. … Continue reading Adoptive Parents